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Psychologist - Child Protection and Permanency (NSW Statewide) Canberra ACT NSW Department of Communities and Justice Canberra ACT

Psychologist - Child Protection And Permanency (NSW Statewide) Canberra ACT

2020-12-26 16:50:04
Psychologist - Child Protection and Permanency (NSW Statewide) Canberra ACT
Psychologist – Child Protection and Permanency

Department of Communities and Justice

Take Your Psychology Career Further
A fantastic opportunity awaits. Are you wanting to make a difference, close the gaps and support the most vulnerable members of our communities? Look no further, DCJ (Child Protection and Permanency) are seeking;
• * Recruitment Pool for up to 18 months for future opportunities
• Various Levels – Fully Registered, Specialist and Senior
• Number of locations statewide across NSW
With outcomes in mind, the Psychological & Specialist Services within the Child Protection and Permanency division of the Department of Communities and Justice, are responsible for delivering trauma informed, evidence based assessment and interventions for children, young people and families. The department supports professional development and many of our psychologists are trained in Trauma Focused CBT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

If... you are a motivated team player, resilient in challenging situations, and want to make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives, we encourage you to apply.

About The Role
• Specialise in trauma informed therapeutic assessment and intervention
• Develop and implement treatment plans for children, young people, families and carers
• Equipping staff through training and reflective practice sessions
• Provide specialist consultation and assist in the development of therapeutic case plans
• Works collaboratively with case managers, specialists services and external providers through promoting and applying a trauma informed, client centered lens.
We have a number of districts with Community Service Centres (CSC) in various locations.

Please Click On The Following Links For Further Information

Northern Cluster

Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains

Hunter Central Coast

Northern NSW, Mid North Coast and New England

South Western Sydney

Southern and Western Cluster

Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney

Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW

Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

About You
• Work within a multidisciplinary team
• Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication
• Interpersonal and problem solving skills
• Ability to use databases and overall computer literacy
• Demonstrate professionalism by setting an example for others to follow
• Utilise facts, knowledge, and experience to support recommendations

The Role Offers
• Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
• Option of purchasing additional 2 weeks leave
• Generous salary packaging and other fringe benefits
• Encouragement of work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
• Opportunities for internal career progression
• Professional support and supervision including those undertaking a registrar program for area of practice endorsement (Clinical and Forensic)
• Networking opportunities including annual Psychological Conference and collaborative projects

Requirements Of The Role
• Post-Graduate qualifications in Psychology and general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).
• Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention in the context of child abuse and neglect, the legal and ethical issues in providing forensic psychological services, children's mental health including assessment and support strategies for carers.
• Knowledge of strengths and limitations of standardised and non-standardised psychological testing, questionnaires and rating scales, behavioural intervention techniques, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
• The ability to provide evidence-based psychological services including emotional, cognitive, behavioural and therapeutic assessment, and to develop a plan for intervention to address the identified needs of the child or family.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills; both written and verbal.
• Ability to work as a member of a specialised team and to provide regular reports to internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to plan and prioritise workload with attention to detail.
• Possess a valid driver's licence and be willing to travel within NSW.

To Apply, Candidates Must Submit

How to apply
• a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which clearly details their skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities outlined in the role description; and
• an up to date resume.
If successful in this role, you will be required to have Working with Children clearances and provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role, in accordance with the Child protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance, please click here . Completion of a Health Declaration Form will also be required.

Find out more

Click here to view the role description.

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here .

Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact ‘I Work for NSW’ on P: 1800 562 697.

Closing date: Sunday, 7 February 2021 at 11:59 pm AEST.

Interviews will be scheduled to occur mid-February 2021

For enquiries: We invite you to contact June Wong on 0429 820 117 or [email protected] for all Northern Cluster enquiries and Elizabeth Hagarty on 0408 340 253 or [email protected] for all Southern and Western Cluster enquiries.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit:

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds . T his includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process , please email us at [email protected] and advise of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site .

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application
Canberra ACT Australia
Psychologist - Child Protection and Permanency (NSW Statewide) Canberra ACT NSW Department of Communities and Justice Canberra ACT
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